6 biggest mistakes when popping a pimple

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6 biggest mistakes when popping a pimple

Of course pimples are annoying! But they are even more annoying if you express them incorrectly and they take revenge with painful inflammation, unsightly pus bumps or permanent scars. Therefore, caution is advised. It is important to avoid these mistakes when squeezing pimples :

1. Pressed too early
A little patience is required when popping a pimple. If you put your hand to it as soon as the first reddening occurs, you risk inflammation and scarring . You should only press when, ideally, the sebum encapsulation begins to push through the skin cover or a small yellow dot with noticeable pressure has formed.

2. Unproductive pressing
Squeezing the pimple only makes sense if there is an opening through which the pus and sebum can drain. If you simply press on it without such an opening, you press the pimple even deeper into the tissue instead of freeing it. Either there is already a recognizable skin opening before you press, or you help carefully(!) with a disinfected needle tip.

3. Pressed too late
If the pimple has freed itself from the skin, it says: Hands off! Even if residues are still visible, you should first wait and see whether these are washed out together with the wound fluid and the healing process can thus proceed undisturbed. Careful pressing can only help if this natural process does not take place.

4. Too much pressure
You can tell whether a pimple is “ripe” by the fact that a very small amount of pressure is enough to pop it out. On the other hand, if you squeeze it with force, you risk the pimple becoming inflamed, becoming even more pus-filled and possibly even forming scars later. When squeezing, a gentle press must be enough to loosen the pimple. If this is not enough, you unfortunately have to be patient.

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5. Poor hygiene
If you don’t want the freshly squeezed pimple to grow again, become inflamed or even scarred, you have to be meticulous about cleanliness. Disinfection is the be-all and end-all. And not only of the pimple itself, but also of the hands. In between, the motto is: keep your hands off your face.

6. The toothpaste trick
We hear again and again that toothpaste helps against pimples. Unfortunately, that is only partly true. Although toothpaste has an antiseptic and drying effect, at the same time it covers the affected area like a heavy, final paste, so that the pimple cannot “drain” wound fluid, pus or sebum. In addition, the menthol contained in toothpaste often has an irritating effect on the skin, so that its use is not recommended for this reason.

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